To help homeowners prepare for the busy buying and selling season, the Oklahoma Association of REALTORS® offers this tip on how to stage a home for an open house:

Set the scene. Lay logs in the fireplace and set your dining room table with dishes and a centerpiece of fresh fruit or flowers. Create other vignettes throughout the home to help buyers envision living there. If you have pets, clean bedding frequently and spray an odor remover before each showing. Pour a little bleach in toilets for a fresh-smelling bathroom, and put the lid down.